James Quinn birth story
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|Fri, 09-09-2011 - 10:18pm|
So this is my story of how James Quinn finally arrived into this world and my desperate attempt to have a VBAC.Warning, it took a long time and is a long story.
When I had my 39 week appt they told me they had scheduled my c-section for exactly 41 weeks with out telling me. At my 40 week appointment the informed me of the surgery. I protested because at my first apointment they told me I could go to 42 weeks to try to VBAC, but it turns out "the hospital doesn't like to let women go past 41 weeks." I told them I had a big problem volunteering for surgery when there was no medical reason threatening my or James' health. The offered to strip my membranes. Regretably I told them I'd rather not, only because we were closing on our new house the next morning and I HAD to be there. This was a Friday, so they told me to make an appointment for Monday, which was after we would have moved into our new house.
On Monday, after moving hadn't put me into labor, my internal exam reveiled I was still barely a finger tip and they couldn't strip my membranes.